Do you ever encounter someone who seems to exude style and confidence magically? There’s no hidden secret to achieving this for yourself and becoming the person people admire for your grace and composure. Even if you have limited funds or a small selection of clothing, there are numerous ways you can elevate your style and impress those around you. Dressing well and enjoying what you wear can drastically boost your mood, so here are a few tips on how to look stylish without trying too hard.
One of the most talked about yet perhaps one of the most difficult steps is to increase your self-confidence. Someone with a sure knowledge of themselves and their character can look good in a potato sack because they don’t invite scrutiny and, even if they did, would have the inner strength to brush off any insults. Learning to accept yourself and your physical flaws is extremely liberating, allowing you to enjoy your body and style without fear of how other people might perceive you. It’s fun to wow others with your confidence, but deep down you should train yourself not to need anyone’s approval but your own.
Bring your personality into your style. Have you ever seen a relatively shy person attempting to pull off something wild and eye-catching? Or an extrovert contained in subdued clothes? While they might look initially attractive, being able to see a through-line from the person to their attire adds a level of effortlessness that comes from accepting who you are inside. It might sound corny but adding a touch of your own flair really elevates an outfit. Why not try a bright pair of shoes or a statement piece from Orocal? Let your individuality shine through in your clothes and accessories.
It’s almost impossible to appear effortless when you’re uncomfortable. Stiff materials, ill-fitting clothes and items that make you feel embarrassed in your own skin are all villains of comfort. When shopping, be sure to search for clothes that make you feel your best, otherwise you might only wear it once before condemning it to the bottom of your drawer for eternity. If this means saving money for something that truly works for you instead of making rushed purchases, then so be it.
Similar to the last point, being picky about the clothes you buy makes it easier to just throw something on in the morning and really live that effortless life. Don’t clutter your wardrobe with items that distract from your true style. Looking effortless doesn’t necessarily mean putting in no effort to finding the right clothes. Take time browsing or searching online for the exact right piece that serves the purpose you seek instead of casually window-shopping and potentially wasting time and money on clothes you will rarely wear.
There’s something extra stylish about a person who takes the time to add their own embellishments to an item of clothing. Finding a new way to wear an old shirt or dress can breathe new life into your wardrobe. It demonstrates your skill, imagination, and individuality without showing off.